Do you know what we are talking about when we discuss batten, cover, or crown mouldings? Much like flooring, mouldings exist in myriad forms, and each design has its own purpose.
Beyond serving as a visual transition, installing these types of mouldings can help protect your walls from furniture and other damage. Given how it makes the finished project look, renovators often don’t know the fine differences between the different types of trims and mouldings.
But the good news is that The Reno Superstore can help you understand the difference between the different mouldings so that you can make the best purchases.
Scroll down to understand different moulding styles.
Top Moulding Styles to Install in Your Home
If you are seeking to make your home look more put-together, then installing any of these is a good idea. But, first, you must learn the different styles of mouldings to get the best results.
But first… What are mouldings?
Mouldings are strips of wood or other materials that add architectural details to a space. Originally, mouldings were used to cover areas that usually had two joining surfaces. It was used to improve the protection of expensive walls.
Nowadays, mouldings are used mainly for decorative purposes to add interest and stylistic features to your home or office. It should be noted that mouldings can be painted with a contrasting colour or in the same colour as your wall to add detail to the decor.
Mouldings can be placed anywhere to add eye-catching detail, such as around doors and windows or at the intersection between walls and ceilings or the floor.
If you are in the market for new office flooring, you can think about installing moulding to add the perfect finishing touch.
1. Casing Style
Are you irked by the unfinished gap between your walls or doors? Then installing casing can definitely help. Casings are basically designed to cover the unfinished gap between walls and door or window frames.
This is a great way to add a finishing touch to your walls or even window frames to give them a seamless and professional finish. They are available in different variations, styles, and widths, so you can choose the one that best suits your project.
2. Baseboard Styles
This particular moulding is used at the transition from the wall to the floor. This is especially recommended if you have hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring. These mouldings are usually available in a simple style and are around 3-5” wide. If you want a more classic style, opt for a thicker, detailed baseboard.
If you have a thin baseboard that could use some sprucing up, then adding a smaller moulding with a width of one or two inches can help you add details above the existing baseboards. If you colour the space in between with the same colour as the baseboards, it will help add depth and dimension almost immediately.
3. Chair Rail Style
Don’t you just hate it when chairs scuff your freshly painted walls? Then installing chair rails may be the perfect solution. Chair rails are narrow strips of moulding which are 32”-36” above the floor, or about one-third of the wall height. It adds a nice touch to the overall decor of the space.
4. Picture Rail Style
Picture rails are similar to chair rails, tend to be quite narrow, and allow you to hang your favourite artwork. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, these railings are the perfect solution to hang picture frames, clocks, and whatnot without causing any damage to your walls.
These types of moulding styles are often combined with other types, such as crown moulding. They are usually installed seven to nine feet above the floor. At The Reno Superstore, we highly recommend hiring professionals to do the installation for a seamless and flawless finish.
Without the right tools or understanding, installing these can cause unnecessary damage to your property.
5. Board and Batten Style
Also commonly called batten board moulding, this style is often applied to hide the space between two adjacent wall panels. This is a great way to add style to your space and prevent your walls from getting scuffed from everyday activities such as vacuuming, moving around furniture, and opening and closing doors.
In this design, boards are lined up from edge to edge and the small piece of trim or ‘batten’ helps to hide the edges. They can be installed on the walls and are a great way to add details without overwhelming the space.
6. Wainscoting Style
Do you have a traditional-style home? Then maybe you want to opt for a decorative style of wood paneling also known as wainscoting. This type of moulding spans about 3-4 feet of walls and works well in any room or office.
If you are remodelling your home, then adding this along your staircase design would look very good. There are a variety of styles available for your project, including shiplap and headboard. Take your time and choose the moulding style that best suits your needs and works well with your overall decor.
7. Crown Moulding
This is perhaps one of the most popular and widely used moulding styles. Crown moulding, just like its name suggests, is considered regal and classic. This type of style is mostly used to connect walls and ceilings.
These very elaborate and decorative styles are the perfect way to stylize your space. They are ideal for formal living rooms, libraries, and personal offices.
Shop for Mouldings at The Reno Superstore Stores in Toronto or Mississauga
These are some of the most popular moulding styles. It is always a good idea to seek installation help from The Reno Superstore’s experts for the best results. Adding moulding can definitely help give your home the right finishing touch. If you are new to shopping for mouldings, please consult our experts. They will have the right advice for you.